Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.70
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Loyola University Chicago
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Loyola University Chicago's recently launched Institute of Environmental Sustainability's (IES) website is a resource for all sustainable intiatives at this campus. There are video presentations of Loyola's sustainability intitiatives, FAQs as well as a monthly newsletter highlighing recent or upcoming events.

Loyola is part of the Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education organized by the National Wildlife Federation and IGEN, the Illinois Green Economy Network.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Loyola University Chicago has committed to the following campus sustainability organizations:

*Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact (ICSC)
*American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
*The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change’s St. Francis Pledge (CCCC)
*The Talloires Declaration

Loyola University Chicago has also partnered with the following organizations:

*Audubon - Chicago Region
*Chicago Botanic Garden
*Chicago Environmental Network
* Chicago Wilderness
* Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
* CityFarm/The Resource Center
* Growing Power
* Chicago's 49th Ward Green Corps
* 7 Generations Ahead
* Advocates for Urban Agriculture
* Chicagoland Sustainability Directors Network

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

In 2012, Loyola University Chicago partnered with Northwestern University and a start-up company, Chicago Biofuels, for a biodiesel outreach program. The purpose of the program is to increase sustainable biodiesel production as well educate the surrounding communites about biodiesel fuel as well as aiding in community development. Another goal is to bring other colleges and universities into the biodiesel program and increase the number of organizations that use clean, renewable fuel.

International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) - IJEP is a collaborative project between Loyola University faculty and scholars from Jesuit institutions around the world to create an online Living Text - Healing Earth - that will study environmental problems through multiple perspectives: scientific, moral, and spiritual. Healing Earth is expected to launch in January 2015 and will be a curricular resource available for teachers and students in Jesuit institutions around the world.

In March 2013, Loyola University Chicago faculty teamed with the Vietnam National University-Hanoi University of Science, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and Vietnam Environment Administration for the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration and Management and Biotic Ligand Model (BLM) Workshop. This conference - the largest conference ever held on environmental science in Vietnam - sought to increase international collaborative efforts on environmental research and education particularly collaborations between developed and developing countries.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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